IND vs Zim 2nd ODI: India beat Zimbabwe By 5 Wickets

IND vs Zim 2nd ODI: India beat Zimbabwe By 5 Wickets
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IND vs Zim 2nd ODI Dominance: The Indian team won the fourth consecutive ODI series this year. India maintained their dominance over Zimbabwe and registered a one-sided victory by 5 wickets with 146 balls to spare in the second ODI played on Saturday. With this win, the Indian team has taken the series by increasing the lead by 2-0. The third and final match of the series will be played on Monday. The Indian team has won the fourth consecutive ODI series this year.

Earlier, India won the series twice against West Indies and once against England. India Captain after winning the toss decided to bowl first. Host Zimbabwe’s batting was once again disappointing and the entire team was reduced to 161 runs in 38.1 overs. In reply, chasing the target, the Indian team won 167 for 5 in 25.4 overs. This is the Indian team’s 14th consecutive win over Zimbabwe in ODIs. Zimbabwe’s team has never been able to beat India in the second series since 2002.

Captain Rahul was dismissed cheaply

Captain Lokesh Rahul, who recovered from injury, decided to start the innings with Shikhar Dhawan in place of Shubman Gill. But he could not play big innings and could score only 1 run after playing 5 balls.

Excellent performance as Shardul shone in bowling

Medium pacer Shardul Thakur was the most successful bowler. Shardul took three wickets for 38 runs in 7 overs. He took 2 wickets in 12 overs of the innings. India took a 2-0 lead over Zimbabwe in the three-match series. Zimbabwe has not won a single match in a bilateral series against India in 20 years. The Indian team has won 14 consecutive ODI matches against Zimbabwe.

Deepak Hooda’s record

All-rounder Deepak Hooda made this big record With the victory of the Indian team in the second ODI, Deepak Hooda set a world record. In fact, since his international debut, Deepak Hooda has played a total of 16 matches for India, including T20 and ODI, in which India has won every match. Deepak Hooda has been a part of the Indian team in many series since 2017, but only in February 2022, he got a chance to make his debut.

While in Deepak Hooda’s playing-11, the Indian team has won seven ODIs and nine T20 matches. This is the longest winning streak of a player after making his international debut.

Earlier this record was in the name of Romanian player Satwik Nadigotla (15 matches). Other players included in this list include South African middle-order batsman David Miller and Romania’s Shantanu Vashisht.

Hero of victory: Sanju Samson won by hitting a six

Chasing the target, the Indian team lost four wickets for 97 runs. But the wicket-keeper batsman played an unbeaten inning of 43 runs in 39 balls to give India an easy victory.

Man of the Match: Sanju Samson hit a six off the ball of Innocent Many to give victory to the Indian team. Man of the match Sanju Samson hit 3 fours and 4 sixes during his swashbuckling innings.